RISING STAR — Francis Neoma McGinn, age 86, passed away Sunday, Dec 26, 2010, in a Brownwood Nursing Home.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Rising Star. Burial will be follow in the Longbranch Cemetery near Gorman. The family visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Higginbotham Funeral Home, 803 N. Main Rising Star.

    Francis was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Bailey Borough, Texas, to Joel and Lillie French Swanner. On June 15, 1946, in Alamogordo, N.M., she was married to Vernon E. McGinn. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1989. She was a minister and had lived in Rising Star for the past 55 years.

    Francis is survived by five sons, Mike McGinn, Randy McGinn and wife Carol, Ronny McGinn and wife Jeanie, and Gary McGinn all of Rising Star, and Sonny McGinn and wife Luvonne of Brownwood; three daughters, Lisa McGinn of Rising Star, Verilyn Willis of Mississippi, and Louise Branaman and husband Kelsey of Menard; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.

    Francis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three daughters, Darlene Hampton, Linda Beth McGinn, and Sherry Dawn McGinn; son, Ricky McGinn; and numerous brothers and sisters.